Friday, August 19, 2011

The Amazing Invisible Dog

How can you deny this charm?

As you all know by now, Junior, our resident foster, is looking for a permanent home. What’s wrong with him that he hasn’t found one already? Nothing. Well, sort of. The problem is that Junior suffers from several Unadoptable Dog Syndromes.
First, Junior is not a puppy.
Strike 1.
Second, Junior, is not a pure-bred dog.
Strike 2.
He isn’t a miniature breed. Strike 3.  He is a black dog (and therefore, invisible). Strike 4. He is male. Strike 5. I could go on and on but the short of it is that Junior’s got more strikes going than the AFL-CIO (that’s union humor, for those of you who don’t get it).  
Three cute little dogs, right? Wrong! There are FOUR dogs in this photo! F-O-U-R! You totally missed the black dog on the lower left, didn’t you? See?!?!? You fell into the Invisible Black Dog Trap, too! Everyone just passes black dogs right on by. Poor black dogs. 

It doesn’t matter that Junior is a great dog with no behavioral issues to speak of, people pass him by because he doesn’t stand out. And the longer he remains unadopted, the more people will pass him by because they will assume there is something wrong with him because he hasn’t been adopted yet. 

But I also know that eventually the perfect family will come along and fall in love with him. It’s just a matter of time.

Check here again Sunday and I’ll post a short video of me walking Junior with my two dogs, Maisy and Willa, all while pushing a stroller! Ta-Da!

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